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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher


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My list of the Official Tangle Patterns

Sampler of Official Tangle Patterns

Sampler of a few Official Tangle Patterns

Not all of the Zentangle® tangles created by originators Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas are posted online. However, every one of what I’m calling “official” tangle patterns that does have online step-by-step drawing instructions is posted here on TanglePatterns.

Here’s another big time-saver for you.

Today I added a new page under the Zentangle tab on the top menu bar – Linda’s List of Official Tangle Patterns – containing the complete list as I know it. It’s my compilation of all the official tangle patterns for your personal reference.

The page contains links to the patterns that do have online drawing instructions. I invite our CZTs to contribute with any errors, omissions or clarifications they might offer.

I hope this newest resource on TanglePatterns is helpful for those of us interested in (obsessed by?)  “all things Zentangle”.

PS – Patterns in the sampler starting in the top left: Bales, Keeko, Opus, Meer, Dex, Shattuck, Drupe, Eye-Wa, Hibred, ‘Nzeppel, Squid, Pokeroot, Pokeleaf, Verdigogh, Paradox, Cadent, Onomato, Eke, Jetties, Cyme. Were you able to name them all?


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